JAMIE LEE CURTIS SPEAKS OUT ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION

In a recent TV interview, well-known former opioid addict Jamie Lee Curtis spoke of her battle with addictionand how she found sobriety more than 18 years ago. Curtis reflected on the untimely deaths of Prince and Michael Jackson, reiterating her opinion that addiction is non-discriminatory and that...

THE EFFECTS OF SLEEP DURING ADDICTION TREATMENT

During drug and alcohol rehabilitation, it is not unusual for your sleep patterns to change. This is mainly because most addicts have a long history of using specifically to give them a good night’s sleep and unless this is controlled within a treatment program, constantly battling an inability to...

8 MYTHS ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION

Drug addiction is a serious mental illness that requires professional treatment, and yet there are many myths about addiction that are still being perpetuated. Here we take a closer look at 10 addiction myths and debunk them once and for all: 1. If drugs have been prescribed, they are somehow ‘saf...

5 WAYS TO STOP ALCOHOL CRAVINGS

One of the hardest aspects of recovering from alcohol or drug abuse is the cravings that can easily drag you back into bad behaviors and addictive patterns. In order to achieve the maximum benefit of drug or alcohol addiction treatment, learning some coping mechanisms to deal with the inevitable cra...

THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY INTERVENTION IN DRUG ABUSE

The Heightened Risk of Addiction in Adolescents Young adults are at a greater risk of drug abuse as they are more exposed to drugs and alcohol in social settings or at school. They also may feel peer pressure on them to start using drugs that they feel unable to resist and can lead to experimentatio...

THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON YOUR SKIN

Alcohol abuse can have a dramatic effect on the body, particularly after extended years of drinking, and the signs can be very visible in your skin. Alcohol is basically a hepatotoxin, meaning that it ultimately damages the liver. You only have to think about the sallow skin color of someone with li...

HOW TO QUIT METHADONE: DETOX AND WITHDRAWAL TIPS

Once the first step has been taken to seek help for addiction issues, it is natural to have questions about the process involved. Withdrawal from drugs can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous, which is why it is always advisable to seek treatment at a specialist addiction recovery center. Alt...

Can Vivitrol Help to End Opioid Addiction?

According to a recent study, an extended-release drug called Vivitrol has shown to reduce opioid dependency rates significantly, particularly among male members of minority populations. Vivitrol is a full opioid antagonist that is an injectable formula of naltrexone, administered monthly in treatmen...

CAN HORSES HELP ADDICTS HEAL?

Using animal interaction for medical purposes isn’t a new thing when you think about guide dogs for the blind as a classic example. But horses? Although it may sound a little out there, research has shown that involving horses in addiction therapy is extremely beneficial. Known as Equine Assisted ...